Which companies file a notification of beneficial owners?

Most companies must file a notification of beneficial owners. Some companies and organisations do not file a notification.

Please note: The company must file a notification even if the company has no beneficial owners defined in the Act on Money Laundering or the company does not know them. Read more: Who is a beneficial owner?

Companies liable to file a notificationCompanies liable to file a notification only if the beneficial owner is not a partner Companies and organisations not liable to file a notification of beneficial owners
limited liability companygeneral partnership listed company
public limited companylimited partnership private trader
cooperative
housing company
mutual insurance company mutual real estate limited company
public mutual insurance company association
savings bank foundation
co-operative bank religious community
tenant-owners' society branch
insurance association
European economic interest grouping
European company (Societas Europaea)
insurance company
public insurance company
mortgage society


A foreign trader of a branch must file the details on beneficial owners in accordance with the legislation of their home country.

General and limited partnerships usually do not need to file a notification. Notification is required only if the beneficial owner is not a partner in the company.

Listed companies and private traders do not file a notification of beneficial owners.

Housing companies, mutual real estate limited companies, foundations, religious communities and associations do not file a notification.

Go to our instructions: How to file a notification of beneficial owners.

File your notification online in Finnish or in Swedish.


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Latest update 05.08.2020